Release Date: 1st February 2019
Taapion Records open 2019 with a highly anticipated four track EP from rising talent Hadone, as he drops his 'Definining Persuasion' EP on the label on 1st February.
Celebrating five years since its inception, 2018 revealed yet another impressive year for Parisian imprint Taapion Records, with a production debut courtesy of label co-founders Shlomo and AWB via their new Eysennah project in summer swiftly followed by the release of Shlomo's highly acclaimed stand-out debut album 'Mercurial Skin' to close out the year, also marking a first for the label in the process. Opening 2019 with authority, the label now returns to bring one of it's most anticipated releases to date to wax, welcoming Brussels based live act, DJ and producer Hadone to the label to deliver his 'Defining Persuasion' EP following releases from the ever-impressing Frenchman on the likes of Code Is Law, Grounded, Ravage and more.
Opener 'How To Fake Success' sets the tone immediately, with the impressive combination of entrancing synths, driving percussion and rich stabs quickly revealing why the production has become such a staple of label owner Shlomo's sets in recent months. Next up, the classy 'Optical Glasses' drops the tempo to provide pockets of serenity amongst breakbeat drums, hazy atmospherics and hypnotic melodies throughout.
On the flip, 'At The Beginning It Was Only Noise' picks up the pace as booming kicks, escalating leads and skipping hats collide to reveal a cut packed with both drive and emotion, before 'Party Monster' closes proceedings, combining haunting, twisting vocals, crisp claps and sharp menacing low ends to deliver a high-octane ride perfect for the peak time.
a1. Hadone - How To Fake Success
a2. Hadone - Optical Glasses
b1. Hadone - At The Beginning It Was Only Noise
b2. Hadone - Party Monster
Release Date: 17th November 2017
AWB is back on the spaceship. He delivers this time 4 original tracks from deep techno to electronica. Berlin based producer Pris (known for his amazing work on Shifted's Avian) is giving his effective vision of Kinetic Lullaby on the side B.
a2. Radiant Crib
b1. Kinetic Lullaby
b2. Kinetic Lullaby (Pris Remix)
Released 10th March 2017
From Pa r i s w i t h Techno! Taapion records i s back with the third compilation: Four tracks made by French Capital city with Bambounou, Shl0mo & A WB, PVNV & Kas:st. First come The Traitor from one of the strongest parisian artist of these last years. The track has a psychedelic and breaked rythm , giving a feeling of a strange and deep dream with melancholic pads on top. Shl0mo & AWB, two of the three label heads, are standing on A2 with blind . they are building up a travel through cosmic drops driven for th and unstoppable big room rythms : a timeless witsful . Just flip the record and you ll find another Taapion records owner on B 1 : PVNV. He is travelling again I n a deep and atmospheric techno. An amazing journey into the center of a dream where techno is a religion. The newcomer Kas:st is closing the record on B 2 . With Noumene they decided to recreate their own vision of Taapion records.With that amazing voicepad , the french duo catches you on t h e Techno highway and gives you strong emotions.
a1. Bambounou - The Traitor
a2. Shlomo & AWB - Blind
b1. PVNV - Lost Manifest
b2. Kas:st - Noumene
Released 19th February 2016
It's time for the third owner of Taapion records to make it on the spaceship. For the fifth release but mainly his first EP, AWB presents two original tracks both remixed by his brothers in arms. The artist, coming from the last viking part of France, stood on a bunch of tracks hidden in his comptuer's cavern waiting for the right and clever moment to release the beast. He first wanted to concentrate on the developpement and the DNA of Taapion, which is now famous for its intensive, deep and textured products. His musical influences streching from Jeff mills' techno to the ambient of Brian Eno drived him to be a movie soundtracks lover as well. He aims to produce his music like a movie director sets up the scenery. He decided thus to lead this musical project to something raw, emotionnal, effective, with a spatial atmosphere. AWB certainly feels confident enough now to reshape and polish some material, using the Taapion energy for the two original tracks of this Ep. A safety space travel into light waterfall, vaccum and organic junction. From the remixes side PVNV joined the aircraft same as Antigone who did a collaboration work with Shlomo.
a1. Celestial Longitude
b1. Celestial Longitude (PVNV Remix)
b2. Ecliptic (Antigone x Shlomo Remix)